Come meet representatives from Generation Citizen at the Diana Center, First Floor Lobby, from 11:30am to 2pm on Monday, January 23rd!
Generation Citizen is a new, local non-profit that aims to empower middle and high school students to make a difference in their communities. In GC, college students work with teachers (twice a week, during the school day) to lead a semester-long course action civics course. Each class selects an issue to focus on, and students learn about the political process through real-world action. In the past, we’ve had students focusing on gang violence because their friends had fallen victim to guns, working on teen jobs because they couldn't find employment, and learning about immigration because one of their parents had been deported. They then took action by meeting with legislators, writing opinion articles, and filming documentaries. Whether you are interested in policy or education, this program is a way to help give a voice to underserved communities and increase political participation.
We are currently accepting applications for volunteer Mentors who are eager to gain valuable teaching and leadership experience, earn valuable insight into the grassroots initiatives of their local communities, and build strong relationships with other Mentors and staff as part of a citywide community of young people working for change. Mentors must prepare for and lead two one-hour classes a week for the duration of the semester in addition to attending a citywide training event in early February and weekly check-in meetings throughout the semester.